Choose your search options below. Enter comma separated keywords to help filter the search results. You can also filter the search by date ranges or gender of the effigy if required.

Keywords can be:

Items or features of dress - for example, hood, kirtle, hem

Names - for example, Oxenbridge, Pexall, Lisle Dates - for example, 1511, 1568, 1601

Places - for example, East Tytherley, Oakley, Carisbrooke

Churches - for example, St Mary's, All Saints, St Leonard's

The keyword search looks through all the text associated with the effigies. At this stage (January 2006), the descriptive text for each effigy's detail is incomplete. This means that you may find that there are few results for specific dress items (for example, lappet). The next stage of the Costume Image Research Library project will be to label all the features shown with their c16th century names and some explanation of how they are worn.

Please send feedback on the success and/or failure of your searches ­ what would you like to find out from the images. This information will help enormously with applications for further funding.

Happy searching!

Keywords (comma separated)